Hospitals get back to normal

Hospitals get back to normal

The drop in the number of coronavirus hospitalizations has relieved pressure on the national health system and allowed public hospitals to resume a semblance of normal activity, including surgeries that had been postponed during the third wave of the pandemic.

In two of Athens’ largest Athens hospitals, the Gennimatas and Sismanogleio, nearly 40% of the about 200 patient rooms dedicated to Covid-19 have been released to serve other patients.

The backlog of surgeries, meanwhile, is daunting: Evangelismos hospital alone has some 300 heart-related surgeries pending. Administrations hope to clear most of the backlog in all hospitals by the end of July.

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